my gender is the song “man or muppet” from the muppet movie
When your friend is getting misgendered
drew a mustache on and like. its not a good rendition of a mustache. but it IS giving me so much euphoria
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being a woman is just *craves being desired by men, is desperate to be wanted by men, regardless of any actual attraction to those men* and *is simultaneously tortured by the very notion of being perceived by any man ever*
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What pokemon do you feel gender envy for?
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i'll never have more gender envy than the gender envy i have for emo boys
Xreep/Xreeps/Xreepself pronoun flag for myself! Feel free to use it yourself, though!
DNI: (i keep on forgetting to post it)
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me trying to figure out if im agender or nonbinary:
Some meditations on the impacts of popular music on gender in Western culture...
It is no exaggeration to say that music has had a profound impact in changing the way Western culture perceives gender, and in breaking down barriers for people to explore non-traditional gender expressions in the public sphere. From the era of disco and glam-rock in the 1970s, icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Boy George, and Prince emerged, sparking a cultural shift that inspired generations of queer, trans, non-binary, androgynous, and gender-bending musicians. The 1980s saw musicians like Annie Lennox, Joan Jett, Grace Jones, and Tracy Thorn do away with feminine gender norms, choosing instead to embrace masculinity and androgyny. The musicians of the 1990s (my personal favourite) continued to subvert gender in new ways. Grunge culture saw Kurt Cobain (a self-identified feminist and gay rights advocate) shrug off the makeup, sequins, and alter-egos of previous generations, opting instead to switch out his classic ripped jeans and grandma sweaters for vintage dresses and occasionally a ball gown or tiara while he played for Nirvana. “Shock-rock” brought Marilyn Manson, who (among many other, more questionable things) wore heavy makeup and corsets and shook the media and the nation when he appeared as a “sexless” figure with prosthetic breasts and no identifiable genitalia on his “Mechanical Animals” album. Musicians like Ani DiFranco, Kathleen Hanna, Melissa Etheridge, and Sinéad O’Connor were outspokenly queer, feminist, and political in their work, inspiring generations of young adults to rise up against systems of oppression.
These musicians, as ground-breaking and culture-shifting as they were, did not create these personas or ideas on their own. While the musicians of the 70s certainly paved the way and inspired those who came after… all of these musicians, from Bowie to Cobain, drew inspiration from those who were bending the confines of gender outside of the mainstream — those who were trans, gender-fluid, queer, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and/or involved in drag and queer culture. These musicians owe their legacies in part to them: the people who transgressed gender norms in decidedly more dangerous and vulnerable places and spaces, not simply to gain notoriety or fame, but because they refused to let a culture steeped in whiteness and heteronormativity stop them from breaking free of the gender binary confines.
It is because of these people that musicians throughout the 2000s can exist more freely when it comes to gender identity and expression. But that is not to say musicians today don’t make waves themselves. Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer for the punk rock group Against Me! (originally formed in 1997), is one of the first highly visible, mainstream rock musicians to come out publicly as transgender, and has gone on to talk openly about this experience in lyrics and interviews. This was a formative moment in music history that I remember inspiring conversation and creating a shift in the public perception of transness. Today, in 2021, we see musicians of all types express non-binary gender and sexuality in various ways with much more ease and regularity. Though we can credit many people in the past for having paved this way, that is not to say the work is complete. The music industry is still notoriously more difficult for trans, gender non-conforming, queer, and racialized musicians, and it still continues to be a culture steeped in heteronormativity and straight/cis/white privilege. But one only needs to look to the up and comers in the music industry and to the culture of Gen Z to feel optimistic about the future. These old ways are changing as the younger generation, a generation much more open, outspoken, and accepting of diverse gender and sexuality, takes hold of the culture and its future.
my inner fear of being seen as a trender
Me: I can't wear this dress even JOKINGLY, everyone will think I'm a trender.
Also me: *Almost two years on testosterone, has a beard, deep voice, literally cis male appearing*
The reality: *Wears the dress as a joke, everyone tells me I look like I'm cross dressing*
(Also, this is my fear of being seen as female, this doesn't mean men can't wear dresses before you come for me stfu)
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Been thinking a lot about gender... I’ve read opinions on it from all sorts of people from LGBT+ activists to TERFs to fundamentalist Christians. While I disagree with the latter two, reading their stuff has made me come to understand why they think the way they do, made me examine all my beliefs one by one, and, surprisingly, made me agree with certain ideologies directly against theirs that I didn’t understand before.
I’m probably not going to talk much about fundamentalists because there aren’t that many on this site compared to the other two categories. Anyway, I don’t understand their issue with gender non-conformity. Even if the horrible things they said about gay and trans people were true, what does this have to do with gender nonconformity? Why exactly should we be able to determine one’s biological sex just from looking at them? How is a man wearing a dress any more treacherous or deceptive than a thin person wearing oversized clothes? I especially don’t understand their problem with men in dresses when 100 years ago, the exact same arguments were being made against women in pants, and yet most people today don’t have a problem with that. They will say “that’s different”, but what exactly about it is so different?
So now onto the TERFs.
TERFs present the seemingly contradictory combination of “abolish gender” and “men and women are two separate categories that don’t overlap”. But I now realize that, when they say “abolish gender”, they are picturing an idealized world where gender roles don’t exist and the concept of men and women is solely reduced to biology. A world where the way one dresses and acts is not at all linked to their perceived gender, and the words “male” and “female” would only be mentioned in the context of medical issues or other things directly related to sexual organs. To me, this does not sound too bad, or even all that different from what the trans-inclusive movement wants.
But this is easier said than done. We’re all aware of how difficult it would be to actually abolish gender in a society where it’s so prevalent. In societies that speak English or other languages with gendered pronouns... we’d have to shift our way of talking. This is doable for an individual, but would be difficult to catch on as a widespread phenomenon. So if people are constantly referring to someone in a way that refers to the biology they were born with, even though they didn’t act in a way that corresponds with its stereotypes... it makes sense that they’d just change their pronouns altogether. It’s easier to change yourself than to change the world. That being said, I think that abolishing pronouns is actually a good idea that we should consider... it seems like a way to jump-start this whole ‘abolishing gender’ thing that TERFs want so bad. But strangely, TERFs seems very hung up on pronouns. They love to misgender people, even though abolishing all gender that wasn’t related to sex would mean letting people use whatever pronouns they wanted, just like it would mean letting people dress or act in GNC ways. I’m not explaining this very well, but this is how I came to understand he/him lesbians.
I think that most people who have really thought about gender have come to understand that it’s fake. It’s the conclusions they draw from that, though, that determine where they stand politically.
Well, those are my thoughts, but when it comes down to it, I’m just some uneducated cis person. I’ll probably never understand these things as well as a trans person or someone who’s studied gender academically or professionally; I’m simply rambling. If anything I said was incorrect or didn’t make sense, let me know.
When Oedipus Was a Woman
When Oedipus Was a Woman
Don’t tell me I’ve got my facts wrong.Or fall to the fallacy of Freud, imagining only sonscan crave a father’s throne, evoke a mother’s passion.I know a hero’s plotline when I’m born into one.
The Sphinx first tipped me off.I had come with a riddle of my own: What is happeningto the babies? My princely brothers each disappearingas suddenly as he arrived, my mother’s arms emptyas her belly again…
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I have very different types for different genders so here are some things that I'm attracted to in anyone anywhere on the gender spectrum!
being strong enough to pick me up
brown or green eyes
knowing how to skateboard or at least looking like it
knowing how to cook
being a few sizes bigger than me because I steal hoodies
playing an instrument
knowing how to do lifts while dancin
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[Image id: A multiple-choice question, with the line ‘Please indicate your gender.’ above the four options. The options listed are ‘Female’, ‘Male’, ‘Diverse’, and ‘Other’, with the ‘Diverse’ option selected. End id]
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unpopular opinion: we should stop gendering nature. Hell, if it was up to me we’d stop personifying nature in the context of social justice and academic conversations at all.
Throw out the words “mother earth,” no more “nurturing Gaea,” and absolutely throw out the term “we’re raping the earth” (I fucking hate this phrase, I will bite you)
the gendering of nature is frankly weird and unnecessary and continues to associate women with the primitive, pristine, and “uncorrupted” (nature) and men with advancement, industry, and “progress” (science, technology, and society)
outside of this being Bad in a gender-context since moving away from the needless gendering of things is GOOD no matter what, but it also makes responsible nature steward-ship and the green movements seem like a moral prerogative instead of a NECESSARY IMPERITIVE
to say “we need to recycle because we’re hurting mother earth :’(” is such a wimpy appeal to people’s emotions, as if the earth is a person and a mother and it hurts her feelings when we litter or something
we absolutely need to change this stupid ass language because it’s time to start framing this not as a choice or a gallant action we can do by white-knighting our own planet, but as A DIRE SIRENS-SOUNDING, HOUSE-ON-FIRE MOMENT
push for green action and climate change policy not because mother earth gives a shit about us, the planet does not have feelings, we are not it’s children, we just work here; push for political, societal, and structural change because we’re going to fucking die in astronomical numbers if we do not do something
bodies will hit the floor! this isn’t a meditation circle! It’s real, it’s awful, it’s going to hurt! Like, on a practical level, I don’t care why you want to help the planet-not-kill-us, but on a linguistic level I am begging certain leftist groups to start making this sound urgent as fuck on a material level instead of like some sort of spiritual-moral journey that exists on an ethical one.
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top 5 gender envy pics <3
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[ID: a photo of Hugh Dancy as he leans next to someone who's partially visible on the screen. he looks up at them with an imploring eyes as they caress his face. he's wearing a loose white shirt and there's red furniture visible in the background. End ID.]
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kinda feeling like this rn
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it’s the gender confusion for me
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New game, tag this with the most embarrassing fictional character you have gender envy for, mine is electric slide from plants vs zombie
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